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* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Offscreen, Stanley tries to insert his broken glasses into his eyes.]]



* ThoseTwoGuys[=/=]ThoseTwoBadGuys: Goldberg and [=McCann=]

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* ThoseTwoGuys[=/=]ThoseTwoBadGuys: TakeOurWordForIt: Whatever happens to Stanley. It visibly shakes McCann and leaves Goldberg drained.
*ThoseTwoGuys[=/=]ThoseTwoBadGuys:
Goldberg and [=McCann=]


''The Birthday Party'' is a 1950s "Comedy of Menace" written by Creator/HaroldPinter. It concerns a boarding house on TheGreatBritishSeaside run by Mr and Mrs Bowles, a HappilyMarried couple, and their single tenant, Stanley Weber, a former concert pianist who seems to have come from nowhere. Life trudges by slowly until the annoucement of two guests arriving, two men who seem to have some sort of link with Stanley's MysteriousPast.

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''The Birthday Party'' is a 1950s "Comedy of Menace" written by Creator/HaroldPinter. It concerns a boarding house on TheGreatBritishSeaside UsefulNotes/TheGreatBritishSeaside run by Mr and Mrs Bowles, a HappilyMarried couple, and their single tenant, Stanley Weber, a former concert pianist who seems to have come from nowhere. Life trudges by slowly until the annoucement of two guests arriving, two men who seem to have some sort of link with Stanley's MysteriousPast.


** McCann has a habit of tearing newspapers into strips. When Stanley touches them he goes from being TheQuietOne to SuddenlyShouting.

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** McCann [=McCann=] has a habit of tearing newspapers into strips. When Stanley touches them he goes from being TheQuietOne to SuddenlyShouting.



* DownerEnding

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[[caption-width-right:350:A poster for the 1968 film adaptation, which starred Robert Shaw and Patrick Magee and was directed by William Friedkin.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:A poster for the 1968 film adaptation, which starred Robert Shaw and Patrick Magee and was directed by William Friedkin.Creator/WilliamFriedkin.]]


'''''The Birthday Party''''' is a 1950s "Comedy of Menace" written by Creator/HaroldPinter. It concerns a boarding house on TheGreatBritishSeaside run by Mr and Mrs Bowles, a HappilyMarried couple, and their single tenant, Stanley Weber, a former concert pianist who seems to have come from nowhere. Life trudges by slowly until the annoucement of two guests arriving, two men who seem to have some sort of link with Stanley's MysteriousPast.

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'''''The
''The
Birthday Party''''' Party'' is a 1950s "Comedy of Menace" written by Creator/HaroldPinter. It concerns a boarding house on TheGreatBritishSeaside run by Mr and Mrs Bowles, a HappilyMarried couple, and their single tenant, Stanley Weber, a former concert pianist who seems to have come from nowhere. Life trudges by slowly until the annoucement of two guests arriving, two men who seem to have some sort of link with Stanley's MysteriousPast.

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* BerserkButton: Do not call Goldberg "Simey." This may be linked to the fact that it was his mother's nickname for him.
** McCann has a habit of tearing newspapers into strips. When Stanley touches them he goes from being TheQuietOne to SuddenlyShouting.

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* CloudCuckoolander: Meg. So much.
* TheDreaded: Goldberg. Hearing that he is coming sends Stanley into HeroicBSOD mode.


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* KickTheDog: Most of Stanley's scenes with Meg have at least one case of this.

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* BlindWithoutEm: Stanley losing his glasses is a major plot point.


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* VillainousBSOD: After Stanley's offscreen torture.



''The Birthday Party'' is a 1950s "Comedy of Menace" written by Creator/HaroldPinter. It concerns a boarding house on TheGreatBritishSeaside run by Mr and Mrs Bowles, a HappilyMarried couple, and their single tenant, Stanley Weber, a former concert pianist who seems to have come from nowhere. Life trudges by slowly until the annoucement of two guests arriving, two men who seem to have some sort of link with Stanley's MysteriousPast.

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\n''The '''''The Birthday Party'' Party''''' is a 1950s "Comedy of Menace" written by Creator/HaroldPinter. It concerns a boarding house on TheGreatBritishSeaside run by Mr and Mrs Bowles, a HappilyMarried couple, and their single tenant, Stanley Weber, a former concert pianist who seems to have come from nowhere. Life trudges by slowly until the annoucement of two guests arriving, two men who seem to have some sort of link with Stanley's MysteriousPast.


''The Birthday Party'' is a 1950s "Comedy of Menace" written by Creator/HaroldPinter. It concerns a boarding house on TheGreatBritishSeaside run by Mr and Mrs Bowles, a HappilyMarried couple, and their single tenant, Stanley Weber, a former concert pianist who seems to have come from nowhere. Life trudges by slowly until the annoucement of two guests arriving, two men who seem to have some sort of link with Stanley's mysterious past.

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''The Birthday Party'' is a 1950s "Comedy of Menace" written by Creator/HaroldPinter. It concerns a boarding house on TheGreatBritishSeaside run by Mr and Mrs Bowles, a HappilyMarried couple, and their single tenant, Stanley Weber, a former concert pianist who seems to have come from nowhere. Life trudges by slowly until the annoucement of two guests arriving, two men who seem to have some sort of link with Stanley's mysterious past.
MysteriousPast.



* TheMunchausen: Goldberg again, Stanley also to some extent.



* TheMunchausen: Goldberg again, Stanley also to some extent.
* ThoseTwoGuys/ ThoseTwoBadGuys: Goldberg and [=McCann=]

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* TheMunchausen: Goldberg again, Stanley also to some extent.
* ThoseTwoGuys/ ThoseTwoBadGuys:
ThoseTwoGuys[=/=]ThoseTwoBadGuys: Goldberg and [=McCann=]


The Birthday Party is a 1950s "Comedy of Menace" written by Creator/HaroldPinter. It concerns a boarding house on TheGreatBritishSeaside run by Mr and Mrs Bowles, a HappilyMarried couple, and their single tenant, Stanley Weber, a former concert pianist who seems to have come from nowhere. Life trudges by slowly until the annoucement of two guests arriving, two men who seem to have some sort of link with Stanley's mysterious past.

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The [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/birthday_party_film_4565.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:350:A poster for the 1968 film adaptation, which starred Robert Shaw and Patrick Magee and was directed by William Friedkin.]]

''The
Birthday Party Party'' is a 1950s "Comedy of Menace" written by Creator/HaroldPinter. It concerns a boarding house on TheGreatBritishSeaside run by Mr and Mrs Bowles, a HappilyMarried couple, and their single tenant, Stanley Weber, a former concert pianist who seems to have come from nowhere. Life trudges by slowly until the annoucement of two guests arriving, two men who seem to have some sort of link with Stanley's mysterious past.



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Nothing to do with NickCave's [[Music/TheBirthdayParty original band]].

!! Contains examples of:

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Nothing to do with NickCave's Music/NickCave's [[Music/TheBirthdayParty original band]].

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* TheUnseen: The mysterious Monty.

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* TheUnseen: The mysterious Monty.Monty.
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The Birthday Party is a 1950s "Comedy of Menace" written by Creator/HaroldPinter. It concerns a boarding house on TheGreatBritishSeaside run by Mr and Mrs Bowles, a HappilyMarried couple, and their single tenant, Stanley Weber, a former concert pianist who seems to have come from nowhere. Life trudges by slowly until the annoucement of two guests arriving, two men who seem to have some sort of link with Stanley's mysterious past.

Nothing to do with NickCave's [[Music/TheBirthdayParty original band]].

!! Contains examples of:
* AffablyEvil: Goldberg
* DownerEnding
* HaveAGayOldTime: "Give me a blow!"
* MultipleChoicePast: Most of the characters.
* {{Oireland}}: [=McCann's=] background hints strongly at this.
* OnlySaneMan: Petey Bowles, but he is too scared to act.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Goldberg, to great extent
* TheMunchausen: Goldberg again, Stanley also to some extent.
* ThoseTwoGuys/ ThoseTwoBadGuys: Goldberg and [=McCann=]
* TheUnseen: The mysterious Monty.

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